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Ex-Steelers Training Camp Darling Finds New Home



Pittsburgh Steelers OLB Tuzar Skipper

Former Pittsburgh Steelers training camp darling and outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper is landing in the United Football League with the Arlington Renegades, the league announced.

Skipper had two stints with the team, but they waived/injured him a season ago after he suffered an injury following the team’s first preseason game. Since that time, he played for the Seattle Sea Dragons of the XFL, and now will join the Renegades of the UFL.

Skipper broke into the NFL with the Steelers as undrafted free agent out of Toledo in 2019 and quickly became a fan favorite after a strong performance that preseason. He made the team’s initial 53-man roster, but was waived in the first week of that season and claimed by the New York Giants. The Giants waived him and placed him on their practice squad, but the Steelers re-signed Skipper on Nov. 19, 2019.

He did not appear in a game with the team that season. In 2020, Skipper was among the final players cut from the Steelers’ training camp roster and caught on with the Tennessee Titans, signing to their practice squad on Sept. 15.

With the Titans, he was elevated to the active roster for four games and made two starts while recording five tackles before being lost for the rest of the season with an injury.  He re-signed with the Titans for 2021 in January and then re-signed with the club for 2022 before his release in early May.

In total, Skipper has appeared in 10 NFL games and made two starts. He has recored eight total tackles, one-half sack, one quarterback hit and recovered a fumble.